Hermana Lundy Willes

Hermana Lundy Willes

Monday, May 5, 2014

There is so much power in the Book of Mormon!

Ok, so this week was awesome! Hermana Cladera had a conference on Monday so I was on an intercambio with two other hermanas, one of whom was in my first zone.  Super fun!
On Tuesday, Hermana Cladera and I decided that we were going to start visiting menos activos and recent converts that are in our carpeta de area but who we don't know.  We started by asking the family that we live with if they knew of any menos activios that live in our area that haven't come in forever.  She gave us the name of one woman, Eustagica Quispe, and a few others.  So, we get to the house of Hermana Eustagtica and when we knocked at the gate her daughter answered, who is also a menos acitivo.  She was like "come on in!" She went and got her mom, who came out with one of those things on her mouth that keep germs from spreading (I can't remember what they are called).  Euastagica told us that she has tuberculousis and then she told us how she had been baptized by elders about five years ago but had stopped going pretty soon after.  Then, she told us that while she had been in the hospital (for her tuberculousis) she had remember how the elders had taught her to pray and she had prayed and that we were an answer to her prayers! I felt the spirit so strongly that the Lord wanted us to find her, that she was one of His lost sheep that was ready to come back.  She and her daughter are the only members, but her family is awesome! We're going to have a noche de hogar (FHE)  con her family and I just know that they are ready to hear the gospel.  She's reading the Book of Mormon and told us that it is a real miracle that we started visiting her.

Then on Thursday, which was a holiday, most everyone wasn't in their houses.  So we went to the house of an old investigator and a young woman answered.  She told us the investigator wasn't there and then asked us, in a really small voice, where she could buy a bible.  Hermana Cladera asked her why she felt the need to have a bible and she started crying and said "porque desafios" (because of challenges).  We were like, hey, lets talk and we talked with her about her how her husband has left her.  We taught her, Daniella, about prayer and how Heavenly Father truly does listen to our prayers.  She told us she wanted to pray but felt like she had made too many mistakes to do so.  I bore my testimony to her that there is never a point when we can't pray, that our Heavenly Father is waiting eagerly to hear our prayers, all we have to do is get on our knees and pray.  Then, we gave her a Book of Mormon and closed the lesson with a prayer on our knees.  Both of these experiences were such miracles for us and I know that they were an answer to our prayers.  I know that the Lord has prepared people for us to teach, we just have to have patience and He will guide us to them.
I'm so grateful to be a missionary.  I know with all my heart that the church is true and the Book of Mormon is the truest book on earth. There is so much power in the Book of Mormon. When investigators tell us about their problems, nine times out of ten I can't offer them golden advice.  But, I can testify of the Book of Mormon and promise them that if they read it, they will find the solutions and they will see the power of God work in their lives.  

I hope you all have the best week! Happy Mother's day! 

Hermana Willes

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